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VSI Alliance Update 14 September 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

Voluntary Sector Integration Coordinator – Closing date 5th October

This post will work as part of the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Alliance (VSI Alliance) team.  VAC is a partner within the VSI Alliance which provides a range of ‘infrastructure’ services and support to voluntary and community groups across Calderdale.  The VSI Alliance team works closely with voluntary and community organisations to ensure that all groups have equal access to good quality services which in turn help build the capacity of the sector, enabling them to carry out their own objectives effectively.

Calderdale Quality & Engagement Officer –  Closing date 5th October
The role of the Calderdale Quality and Engagement Officer is central to the continued success and development of VAC projects across Calderdale.

Reporting to the VAC Quality and Engagement Lead, you will support the delivery and further roll-out of the Quality 4 Health + Wellbeing accreditation across Calderdale by recruiting and supporting local organisations.

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News

COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021
The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Autumn and Winter Plan 2021’ setting out plans for autumn and winter 2021/22 in England.
Nominations are Open for Calderdale Community Champions

The Community Foundation for Calderdale are proud to announce that nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards which will be held at The Venue, Barkisland on 25th November 2021 celebrating the Not-for-profit sector in our borough.

Low Level Concern Policy
Farrer & Co have published revised guidance explaining how organisations which work with children can develop and implement a written low-level concerns policy, as part of a culture that enables staff to share any concerns and how these organisations should respond to them. The Department for Education (DfE) included a new section on low-level concerns in the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance in force in England from 1 September 2021.

A complete guide to volunteer management systems
We explore volunteer management systems, explain how to use them efficiently and effectively, and look at some of the best systems currently on the market.

Time off for vaccinations
A new Acas study has revealed that 1 in 4 employers are not giving staff paid time off to get Covid vaccinations.

Events and Training
RSVP Leadership Seminar – Tackling Poverty and Increasing Opportunity 6th October 8.30am-9.30am
The Leadership Seminars support our Vision 2024 aspirations for the Borough to be enterprising, talented, resilient, kind, distinctive This session will examine the role of the West Yorkshire Mayor and building back better as we recover from the effects of Covid-19.

Consultations
Police and Crime Plan Consultation Launched
Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire has today officially launched the consultation to inform her first Police and Crime Plan.

Funding
COVID Grants for Voluntary Sector
The Council has modified the application process for COVID 19 Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) and web information to encourage Voluntary and Community Sectors to apply.Local Leadership and Integration Fund
The Ministry of Justice has announced the opening of the second round of the Local Leadership and Integration Fund. The MoJ is asking local organisations to come together in partnership to submit proposals for new and innovative approaches which will improve outcomes for prison leavers in their local area.The competition will be open for applications for six weeks until Monday 18 October. Successful pilots will run for a period of 16 months, and the maximum amount of grant funding available for a single bid will be capped at £1 million.

Grants of up to £2,500 available to combat crime working with young people
Are you running a groups in Calderdale, and your projects aims to prevent and combat crime by working with 5 – 25 year olds? Grants of up to £2,500 are available from The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire’s Fund. Deadline for applications is 4th October 2021

The CFFC General Grants
The CFFC General Grants round is now open for applications by following this link to our website, where you will find all guidance and a link to the application form.

There will be four rounds of the fund over the next 12 months, the maximum grant is £5k.

Racial Equity Fund – Lloyds Foundation
We support charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues. We offer a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change.  Under our Racial Equity funding strand, we support charities where more than half of their Trustee Board self-identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or minority ethnic community.

Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has made £4 million available through the Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22 to award grants to eligible community organisations in England (outside of the Greater London Authority area).

Lloyds Bank Foundation
If you are a small and medium-sized charity with an income between £25,000 and £1 million you can apply for two-year, unrestricted funding of £50,000 alongside dedicated development support. 

Santander Foundation Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund
“We’ve developed the  Santander Foundation Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund to help more people in the UK become digitally and financially empowered.
We want to support UK charities to give people the digital confidence, knowledge, and skills to enable then to make better, more informed decisions about money and have access to financial services. Together we can make a positive impact in our communities.”

BBC Children in Need COVID-19 Funding Streams – 23rd August 2021
Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme. Prior to applying organisations and schools will need to register with BBC Children in Need. The next closing date for applications is 11.30 am on the 23rd August 2021.

Vacancies

HR Administrator, Halifax Opportunities Trust – 24th September
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic team member, to work in a busy Finance & HR team, who is well organised to support in the provision of an efficient and effective HR core function.*VOLUNTEERING ROLE* Drivers, Magpies
You will be responsible for picking up members from their homes and bringing them to our centre between 9am and 10am. You will then drop them back home between 3pm and 4pm.*VOLUNTEERING ROLE* Trustees, Blackdog Outdoors
Looking for 3 new Trustees to help continue the positive journey, for both the charity & those they help. The Board is a small yet enthusiastic group of people who have taken the charity from humble beginnings to a national organisation that is making a real difference to people up and down the country.

*VOLUNTEERING ROLE* Trustees, Forget me not 
Could you help us steer our course at a critical time in our development? We’re looking for people with clinical, income generation or legal experience and expertise to join our Board of Trustees and support us in becoming the leading light in children’s hospice care.

 

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 20th-25th September

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Overview:

Monday 20 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Rosegarth Surgery 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Tuesday 21 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
The Boulevard Practice 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 22 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Todmorden Health Centre, 2pm – 7:30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 10am – 2pm & 3pm – 8pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
King Cross Practice 2.30 – 5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Thursday 23 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Friday 24 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Saturday 25 September 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11.00am – 3.00pm & 4.00pm – 8.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna, over 16)

 

Full information on clinics

Download the information here

City Connect free 12 week cycling programme

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City Connect are running another round of their  Free 12-week cycling programme.

2-hour cycling sessions per week with qualified instructors led by West Yorkshire Combined Authority City Connect Programme for adults with mental or physical health concerns.

Participants need to be referred by primary and secondary health care services, exercise referral schemes or specialist health-support charities.

 

 

Download leaflet here

COVID Grants for Voluntary Sector

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The Council has modified the application process for COVID 19 Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) and web information to encourage Voluntary and Community Sectors to apply.

Organisations can apply for the Severely Affected Grant and any of the other sectors listed. They will need to supply information about their losses compared to 2019.

The website can be found at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/businesses/grants/arg.

At the bottom there is a link to other sources of grants and funding.

Health Inequalities Grant Funding Online Showcase Event 29th September 2021

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In July 2020 West Yorkshire Harrogate Health and Care Partnership awarded £550,000 in health inequality grant funding to 14 voluntary and community groups. This funding was used to facilitate a diverse range of projects hosted by community organisations, working in partnership with local health providers, all of whom represented areas which had been disproportionately affected by the COVID pandemic. You can find out about the funding here.

We are delighted to announce that, on Wednesday 29th September we are holding a full day event to showcase the successes of these innovative projects, delivered by communities, for communities.

We’d love to see you join us to help us celebrate the success of these initiatives. If you would like to receive an invite and agenda for the event please contact Verity.phillips3@nhs.net. This is a full day event but delegates are welcome to join for all or part of the day depending on availability.

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 13th-19th September

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Overview:

Monday 13 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Rosegarth Surgery 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Tuesday 14 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
The Boulevard Practice 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 15 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Todmorden Health Centre, 2pm – 7:30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 10am – 3pm & 4pm – 8pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
King Cross Practice 2.00 – 5.oopm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Thursday 16 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
Parkinson Lane Community Primary School 3.30-7.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Bankfield Surgery 9.00am – 1.pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Friday 17 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Saturday 18 September 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11am – 3pm & 4pm – 6pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

 

Read below for full details

Download the list of clinics here